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Tips for skiing safely into 2011 in Steamboat

Ski area spokesman encourages taking precautions on slopes

Duncan Draper

Responsibility code

The skiers and riders responsibility code

■ Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.

■ People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.

■ Do not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.

■ Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.

■ Always use devices to prevent runaway equipment.

■ Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.

■ Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.